We are a platform for the work of vocational actors in the UK with learning disabilities and neuro-diversities.

Between 2016 and 2018 Separate Doors produced reports, short films, Silent Approach masterclasses and events with partners including York Theatre Royal, The Young Vic, National Theatre Studio, The Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) and the Regional Theatre Young Directors Scheme (RTYDS).  Ally learning disability focused theatre companies Access All Areas (London), Dark Horse (Huddersfield), Hijinx (Wales) and Hubbub (Derby) contribute to our work and we have increased the visibility of learning-disabled theatre professionals and the companies these artists train and work with.

Our method, The Silent Approach, offers a way for non-disabled directors, actors, writers, and producers to include learning disabled and neuro-diverse people and actors in general audience programming. Our current major project ‘Writing Tomorrow’s Theatre’ offers training for professionals in the potential of integrated theatre made using our inclusive approach.

In 2019 we became a Limited Company and in April 2020 a Community Interest Company.

What we believe

The best theatre is made by diverse groups of people working together.

What we do

We bring together exceptional learning-disabled and non-disabled talent from across the UK.

Who we are

We’re LGBT and disabled-led and our advisory board of leading actors with learning disabilities and neuro-diversities shape our work programme.